Atlanta – April 29, 2009 – Women in Technology (WIT) and AutoTrader.com are joining forces through WIT’s Strategic Alliances, a program matching events, services and volunteer opportunities to the strategic goals of a company.
AutoTrader.com will be supporting WIT’s leadership and development programs through event sponsorship and volunteer hours. AutoTrader.com will also participate in WIT’s Girls Get IT job shadow program this summer, providing middle and high school-age girls exposure to technology as a possible career field.
“AutoTrader.com has been a great supporter of WIT over the years, and we are thrilled to continue the relationship while supporting AutoTrader.com’s corporate goals with this strategic partnership,” says Heather S. Rocker, executive director of WIT. “This partnership provides high-profile visibility for AutoTrader.com with a targeted technology audience, while giving WIT support for our programs and events.”
WIT offers great opportunities for professional development and we are excited about our new partnership,” said AutoTrader.com chief information officer Mark Sohl. “I am a big fan of supporting endeavors like WIT.”
AutoTrader.com, created in 1997 and headquartered in Atlanta GA., is the Internet’s leading auto classifieds marketplace and consumer information website. AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location about 3.5 million new cars used cars and certified pre-owned cars from 40,000 dealers and 250,000 private owners and the site attracts about 14 million unique monthly visitors. Through innovative merchandising functionality such as multiple photos, videos, detailed descriptions and comprehensive research and compare tools, AutoTrader.com unites new and used car buyers and sellers online to improving the way people research, locate and advertise vehicles. AutoTrader.com is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. The venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is also an investor. For more information, please visit www.autotrader.com.
About WIT Strategic Alliances, WIT and WIT Foundation
WIT Strategic Alliances provides a new level of visibility with a targeted technology audience for select companies in Georgia. This program offers a discount on WIT programs and events for those that qualify. Through this program, WIT matches programs and services with the strategic goals of a company to build a customized, valuable solution to their outreach needs. To learn more about WIT’s Strategic Alliances, contact Heather S. Rocker at email@example.com.
WIT’s mission is to develop and promote women for success in technology in Georgia. WIT’s monthly meetings feature nationally recognized speakers who address topics on leadership and professional advancement to support women in their technology careers while also providing a valuable networking opportunity. WIT delivers programs, such as WIT Executive Coaching and WIT Careers in Action, to enable members to hone their leadership skills and achieve visibility within the business community.
WIT’s philanthropic and educational programs, such as Girls Get IT, provide outreach to educate and encourage girls and young women to pursue careers in science and technology. WIT has two annual premier events, WIT Connect, WIT’s annual fundraiser event, and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards honoring the women who lead Georgia’s technology community. WIT is a founding society of the Technology Association of Georgia, an umbrella membership organization that serves the Georgia technology community.
For more information on WIT and the WIT Foundation, WIT’s philanthropic arm, visit www.mywit.org.